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The Earth


& Beyond


The Triangulum Galaxy (also known as M33) that is about 3 million light-years away from Earth. Under exceptionally good viewing conditions with no light pollution, the Triangulum Galaxy can be seen with the naked eye. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed without the aid of a telescope. Being a diffuse object, its visibility is strongly affected by small amounts of light pollution. It ranges from easily visible by direct vision in dark skies to a difficult averted vision object in rural or suburban skies. The Triangulum galaxy may be home to 40 billion stars, compared to 400 billion for the Milky Way, and 1 trillion stars for Andromeda Galaxy. As mentioned above, M33 is linked to M31 by several streams of neutral hydrogen and stars, which suggests that a past interaction between these two galaxies took place from 2 to 8 billion years ago, and a more violent encounter will occur 2.5 billion years in the future. Studying M33 in infrared light, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) revealed hotspots of activity within the galaxy in 2011 while also showing that the center of the galaxy doesn't have much going on within it..


Place: Ager-Lleida-Spain SQM: 21.3 - 21.6 Dates: Sep. & Oct. 2016 Details Telescope: GSO RC14 Truss Mount: ASA DDM85 Camera: Moravian G2-8300 Focuser: Seletek Armadillo 2 Flattener: TS 2.5 Exposure: L: 32x600 sec bin1 RGB: 16x900 sec bin1 H-alpha: 18x900 sec bin1 Processing: Pixinsight & Photoshop CC Software: MaximDL, Sequence,Autoslew Control Remote: Talon6